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This former NBA and Trail Blazers standout and current Portland Thorns player have reason to celebrate

WALLACESept. 17, 1974

Rasheed Wallace (age 45)

The former North Carolina standout from Philadelphia played power forward and some center for the Trail Blazers from 1996-2004, after a rookie season with the Washington Bullets. He went on to win an NBA title with the Detroit Pistons in 2004. A four-time All-Star, he retired after the 2012-13 season, having averaged 14.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game.

Sept. 18, 1995

Midge Purce (age 24)

Margaret "Midge" Purce is a 5-5 midfielder with the Portland Thorns, a native of Onley, Md., and a former All-American at Harvard.


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